Technology is increasingly play a lot in human life. GPS is commonly used to track the position of a vehicle or a guide, can now be utilized for Alzheimer’s patients. Families of Alzheimer’s sufferers often worry about their whereabouts can now breathe a little sigh of relief.
Quite often people who suffer from Alzheimer’s was lost due to memory decline. Aetrex Worldwide and GTX Corp. has developed a GPS Shoe, shoes that allow family members or caregivers to track the presence of Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is itself a form of dementia, a disease which causes sufferers are confused, paranoid and can not remember some of the events. These conditions often make the patient walk or wander aimlessly and confused by their environment. Surely this is quite dangerous, especially if you see the situation of road traffic.
There is actually a method of “tracking” alternatives, such as watches and bracelets. However, according to Andrew Carle, a professor at George Mason University, paranoia is one of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Foreign objects such as watches or bracelets sometimes make them uncomfortable so they will throw it away. Something more general like the shoe seems to be more secure and not suspicious.
Appearance of these shoes like other shoes in general, because the GPS system has been implanted into the heel of the shoe. People with Alzheimer’s can be tracked through an application and “geofence”, it can even be set to alert nurses when a patient goes too far or out of bounds. Shoes are offered at a price of $300 will be released in the U.S. market this month.Gadget, News